Both teachers are looking forward to serving on the PSB. Mrs. Miller stated in her application that, “The idea of examining professional development and teacher certification excites me.” Ms. Williams wrote, “Being on this Board I will bring civic responsibility to new heights as I hope to be the voice of the classroom teacher who carries the concerns of faculty and students as we all navigate the fast paced changes in education.”
The PSB is a 21-member body authorized by state law to advise the State Board of Education regarding professional growth, certification, and governance of the education profession in New Hampshire. PSB members are appointed for three-year terms and may serve up to two full terms. The voting membership of the Professional Standards Board consists of twenty-one (21) persons appointed as follows: nine (9) classroom teachers and/or educational specialists; nine (9) representatives of administration and higher education; two (2) qualified laypersons; and the Director of the Division of Program Support or designee. More information about the PSB can be found at www.education.nh.gov/state_board/prof_stand.htm.